JNIMS gets another gents hostel

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Impha:  Chief minister N. Biren Singh inaugurated the Gents’ Hostel No. 3 at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Porompat in presence of Health and Family Welfare minister Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh and Public Health Engineering minister L. Susindro Meitei on Thursday.

Considerable changes could be seen in JNIMS, mentioning the increase in ICU beds, opening of neurological surgery facilities, installation of oxygen plants and successful kidney transplant operations among others. Mentioning that the seats of MBBS course in JNIMS had been increased to 150, he added the newly inaugurated Gents’ Hostel would help in accommodating more students, Biren said.

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The state government had been putting efforts to bring up JNIMS to an institute of national level and expressed that he was impressed with the performance of the Institute. The government is trying, as a team work, to bring further development in the Institute. Informing that the Institute has no facility for plastic surgery as of now, he added that cases related to kidney transplant and cancer had been given priority.

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The government is considering opening facilities of neurological surgery 24/7 and equipment worth of around Rs 10 crore are needed to be procured. Manpower of two doctors is needed and DPC for the same has been conducted, he informed. The state government could not add the required facilities at one go due to fund constraints. However, necessary facilities will be opened one after another on priority basis, he added.

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